Preparing for changes

I’ve started packing in earnest, and filled three big boxes before I called it a day. There’s something both desperate and addictive about packing; when I begin, it seems at first it will never end, but at the same time it’s hard to stop filling up those boxes. An early start, careful packing, and careful labeling are all necessary for effective, pain-free transition from house to house.

Either way, it’s not a project that can be completed in a day, and in the weeks that are left to us here, we will enjoy our remaining time in this place that has been home so long.

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My basil plants are really beginning to look up. I’m practically salivating just looking at them, thinking of all the delicious fresh pesto I’m hopefully going to make.

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The kittens have found a place to relax on this old chair in the yard I’ve been planning to throw away. I find it hilarious how the little black female is making herself comfortable at the expense of her brother.

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It was an unseasonably cool, windy day here, and when I took Hadassah out for an airing, I put on her this little sweater I made when I was expecting Shira to be born. This brings back such memories… me, on long evenings in our first little home, anticipating the birth of our first child, and diligently working on this little outfit for her. The red buttons came from my mom’s button box. I’ve gotten into the habit of saving buttons too, and now have a button box on my own.

With the next babies, I didn’t have that much time anymore, and had to settle for quicker and less elaborate projects, such as hats and blankets. I haven’t had time to crochet much lately, and miss it. I hope to find a simple and satisfying project to pick up soon, so I can work on it in odd spare moments that crop up throughout the day.

4 thoughts on “Preparing for changes

  1. Well, tis the way of families…we have much less time for the younger ones…but hopefully it all pans out well in the end of things!! Seems to me you do a terrific lot for having so many little ones!! Best wishes on packing…a real chore I know!!

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    • I wouldn’t say that I have less time for baby now than when I had my first baby! I’m a lot more focused and less sleep-deprived. I guess these things come with experience.

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      • I nursed full time as you do…that helped…my last child was ill by the age of 4 months…so it was so difficult to meet the needs of my other 2…as well as I would have wished anyway. Sounds like yours are pretty healthy…that is indeed a huge blessing.

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